Last week Kastle Skis and Griffin Post stopped by Skiershop.com in Stowe, VT. Griffin was on the East Coast swing for TGR?s ?One For The Road,? movie tour and I was lucky enough to sit down with him for a few minutes. For those of you who haven?t seen TGR?s newest flick, it?s awesome, and within one year Griffin has gone from crushing the FWT to slaying impressive lines for the big screen.
So how was the transition from competing to filming?
I was competing for about 5 years and it has always been my goal to film. I initially got a shot to film with TGR for some B-Roll in Jackson, and then had the opportunity to head to Alaska ? it was a dream come true! The biggest different is the conditions, competitions aren?t always in soft snow and you only have one shot at your run. While I thought filming would give me more chances for a line, it ends up being the same – because often times things sluff, sun disappears, etc.
You are also a contributor for ESPN Freeskiing, and I read your blog that stated, ?If in ten years all I?ve done is win some competitions and film some segments, I?ll be pretty disappointed in myself.? I think that?s great, care to elaborate?
I think that as a professional skiers, we are lucky and it is my obligation to affect the ski world and beyond in a positive way. I really like programs like Protect Our Winters, and I?d like to do more with organizations such as theirs.
You and Todd Ligare were both given ESPN Freeskiing?s Breakthrough Performance Award, how does that feel?
I?ve known Todd since I was 12 years old, and he was already established with TGR; it was great to ski and film with him, we feed off each other, have similar style, and the trust is there. Getting the award ? it?s great to have the recognition, my first year with TGR went far better than I could have ever imagined.
The Kastle big mountain team is pretty stacked – If you were to play a big mountain version of H.O.R.S.E, who would win: Hugo Harrison, Chris Davenport, or you?
Laughs? Well I think it would go down like this – Chris and I would think we?re pretty good, then Hugo would come and mop the floor with us, more laughs…
Thanks for the chat Griffin!